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Item 76532

Title: Introduction of Portlanders seeking work in Louisiana, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864-01-02

Location: Portland; New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 34725

Title: Norlands Library, Livermore, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Livermore

Media: Cyanotype print on cotton

Item 60517

Title: Sardine Factory B, Lubec, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Lubec

Media: Unused divided back photographic postcard

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Exhibit

John Young Merrill and son, Edwin Kimball Merrill, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.